I can’t even.
I used to watch a lot of cooking shows. Everything always looked soooo good. I didn’t really make the recipes that were shown, but there was something about watching someone else prepare food.
I would sit mesmerized. And then go raid the kitchen.
Ina Garten was especially my favorite. Her soft spoken voice and very calm nature, it was almost therapeutic.
I completely judge her now.
“You use white flour Ina!?”
“Whoa….that is way too much sugar!”
“Do you realize what that oil does to you!?”
But she must not know.
Even if she did, she has such a following, that she must stay the course.
Imagine if her kitchen was saved.
People would be astounded! She would not only look different (healthy), but her once unhealthy meals would be healthified.
Call me, Ina!
I tuned in to Food Network.
First up. Paula Deen’s son, Bobby.
He takes his momma’s recipes and lightens them.
But I spotted so many problems while checking out his recipes online.
The use of canola oil.
“Somebody! Call the doctor!”
Someone, please inform him. So that he can then inform the multitude that are copying his recipes.
Get informed, right now:
When I see recipes, that are claiming to be healthier versions, like the ones shown below…it makes me want to claw my eyes out.
Where do I even start.
Okay, let’s do this.
Lighter does not equal healthier.
That is so so so the past two decades.
That was worth repeating, by the way.
Counting calories and lowering your fat intake is not the way to go.
Can someone say transfat.
Wash that from your brain.
We have been so programmed for that.
It’s truly hard to deprogram people from that way of thinking. But not impossible.
I’ve read article after article after article.
It’s not the fat.
It’s the sugar.
Good fat is good.
Low fat is not good.
Can’t miss this.
Cool whip. 😳
Not. Real. Food.
Very, very bad.
Okay, are you staying with me here?
Take a deep breath (I just did).
No explanation needed.
How about that “raw granulated sugar”.
Oh, it sounds sooooooo healthy.
Yeah, let’s throw raw in front of it.
Still refined sugar.
Bobby keeps that old way of thinking going by constantly reminding his viewers this, “Only 120 calories and 1 gram of fat!”
I could not even.
The show after Bobby.
Her line up yesterday:
Mmmmmm…..goopy batter fried in vegetable oil.
I was yelling at the tv.
She is not claiming to be healthy.
But those recipes.
It’s what America loves.
But it’s only because it’s constantly being shown.
Of course we want it.
But this is America.
It’s a real problem.
It pains me even more to see this.
I’ve got this great concept for a show.
Starring this girl.
I’d love to be in the grocery store and surprise a shopper with saving their kitchen.
Can’t you just see that.
So, I’ve got two phone calls that I’m waiting for.
Ms. Oprah Winfrey
Mr. or Ms. Food Network Producer
Thanks for tuning in!